Victorinox a renowned brand for its durable and multifunctional watches added a new model to its bestselling Night Vision line. The new Night Vision comes with two bracelets, Black leather strap and “Black Ice” PVD Steel bracelet. Night Vision Black Ice is a multifunctional watch with a dress/casual sporty look. It consists of total three low-energy LED lights which provide different functions and convenience. Yes, the concept of having a flashlight on a dress watch might seem a bit weird, but Victorinox has managed to make a timepiece which provides both casual look and flashlight without making things seem awkward. Victorinox is the creator of this concept and holds dominance, no other watch provides anything like it.
It has a small red LED light located at 6 o’clock, which blinks once every ten seconds. This light has two functions, first it will tell the location of the watch if you can’t find it in the dark which is quite a handy feature. Other one is to indicate that the battery is low, it will start blinking fast when the battery will be low. The best part is this light is not permanently on, you can easily turn it off from the button located between 8 o’clock and 9 o’clock which is designed for controlling the lights. Just press the button quickly 5 times and the LED will deactivate, and by the same method it can be activated again. Victorinox also provided small labels to the LED light showing its functions which are quite good and many watches lack such labels. If you haven’t used the watch for a long time and trying it again, you won’t have to check the manual again just to see what it does, as the labels tell everything.
The second LED is located above 12 o’clock, this LED is blue in color and its function is to light up the whole dial. Just pressing the light button once will turn it on for enough time to easily read the dial. Victorinox also added luminant on the hands of the watch to help see in the dark even without the LED light. Unlike many other LED light watches, Night Vision offers full view of the dial in the dark. This LED is labeled as ‘Time Vision’ clearing telling the purpose of it.
The last LED light on Night Vision is an external LED light placed above 12 o’clock outer case. This LED light is a Low-Powered Flashlight which is good enough to shine the area in front of you properly. This light comes with total 3 functions. First is its basic function, which means it will turn on for 2 minutes or till manually deactivated to provide vision in front of you in the dark. You can press the light button two times to activate this light. Second, by pressing the light button three times it will activate ‘signal mode’ in which the light will blink rapidly for two minutes or till manually deactivated. Last but not least ‘Intense signal mode’, you will have to press and hold the button for 5 seconds and a bright light will turn on which can be used as a signal that can be seen clearly from a kilometer away.
The case is a 42mm stainless steel and features a scratch resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflection. The date window is located at 6 o’clock and it is water resistant to 50 meters.
All the lights have been hidden properly in design which was the main purpose of this casual/dress watch. Night Vision Black Ice provides all the functions of a See-in-dark watch and also provides the design and the look of a dress watch in one package.
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